I have done some reading about 301-redirects and I am comfortable now with the need for them, how they work and what they accomplish.
My question now has to do with where to park some of the replacement URLs that I tie the 301-redirect to. The website I am replacing has roughly 70 pages. There are probably 25 pages that are not particularly germane to my current business model but which have some established fan base. Many of those links seem to come from places like Pinterest etc and may possibly still be beneficial for SEO purposes.
Can I create web pages that are only accessible via the 301-redirect? These websites would have no direct navigation clues and would just sit on the website somewhere in case they were pinged by an external link?
If this strategy is viable would I want to “Enable Robot Meta Tags”?
I am not sure if this is a second question but would I want to “Index this Page” and/or enable “Follow Links” on the Meta Tags section?